POLICE STATION WEST COAST KOKSIJDE

Winning competition design for a police station. Koksijde / Belgium / 2018

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The project is situated alongside a long road in a bland, anonymous suburban part of town.This design for the new police headquarters is intended as a stimulus for a clear redefinition of the public domain.


Its compact footprint will ensure that a major portion of the plot is safeguarded, keeping all options open for future development. The positioning of this footprint creates a town square surrounded with a number of public functions, which generate an immediately recognisable identity for this location.


The building’s public agenda is linked with this square. The other, non-public, administrative and logistical functions are judiciously stacked and partially sunk, ensuring that the building’s restrained volume fits into its surroundings, which are partially residential.



Clustering several sub-programs allows for separate circulation flows and ensures that the building is and remains clearly intelligible. Surprising perspectives actively contribute to a contemporary feel that radiates neutrality and a welcoming openness.

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    The project is situated alongside a long road in a bland, anonymous suburban part of town.This design for the new police headquarters is intended as a stimulus for a clear redefinition of the public domain. Its compact footprint will ensure that a major portion of the plot is safeguarded, keeping all options open for future development. The positioning of this footprint creates a town square surrounded with a number of public functions, which generate an immediately recognisable identity for...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work started in 2016
    • Work finished in 2018
    • Main structure Reinforced concrete
    • Client Politiezone Westkust (Koksijde, Nieuwpoort and De Panne)
    • Contractor Strabag
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Government and institutional buildings / Office Buildings / Corporate Headquarters / Interior Design / Military barracks, police and fire stations
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